VIDEO OF THE DAY: Massive Alligator Sun Bathing in The Villages Shocks Neighbors
By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor WKMG // May 1, 2018
11-Foot Plus Gator fights back before being hauled away by a Florida Fish and Wildlife contractor
ABOVE VIDEO: Neighbors were stopped in their tracks, as they looked at the massive 11 to 12-foot gator with awe, basking in the sun and lying right in front of a home. (Video by Marietta Black of Storyful)
THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA– An “aggressive” 11-plus foot alligator that found its way onto the front porch of a home in The Villages was safely wrangled away from the neighborhood Saturday evening.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission contractor Al Roberts said he got a call from the agency around 6 p.m. detailing an emergency alligator situation on Conservation Drive.
When he arrived, he found the 400-to-600-pound male gator near the front door of a home.
“We don’t want to put a rope around an alligator that big in that confined area of the doorstep and it tears up the house, so we’ve gotta take our time to get the alligator out into an area where it’s safe because obviously once you put a rope around an alligator or try to restrain any wild animal it’s going to react, you know, pretty violently,” Roberts said.
He estimates the animal was between 11 and 12 feet long and described it as aggressive.
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